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Bill Detail: HB19-1154

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Title Patient Choice Of Pharmacy
Status House Committee on Health & Insurance Postpone Indefinitely (02/13/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors M. Catlin (R)
K. Mullica (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Danielson (D)
D. Coram (R)
House Committee Health and Insurance
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 01/29/2019
Description

The bill prohibits a carrier that offers or issues a health benefit
plan that covers pharmaceutical services, including prescription drug
coverage, or a pharmacy benefit management firm managing those
benefits for a carrier, from:
  • Limiting or restricting a covered person's ability to select a

pharmacy or pharmacist if certain conditions are met;
  • Imposing a copayment, fee, or other cost-sharing
requirement for selecting a pharmacy of the covered
person's choosing;
  • Imposing other conditions on a covered person, pharmacist,
or pharmacy that limit or restrict a covered person's ability
to use a pharmacy of the covered person's choosing; or
  • Denying a pharmacy or pharmacist the right to participate
in any of its pharmacy network contracts in this state or as
a contracting provider in this state if the pharmacy or
pharmacist has a valid license in Colorado and the
pharmacy or pharmacist agrees to specified conditions

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